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  • Friday, October 24
    Hudson River Brick Makers
    Filmmaker Jim Ormond documentary about the Hudson River Valley as the world capital of brick making, followed by Q&A. Refreshments. Phone: 845-876-0246. Email: dhmny@aol.com. Url: http://rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org.

  • Friday, October 24 - Saturday, October 25
    American Symphony Orchestra
    Under the direction of Leon Botstein. Chopin Pinao Concerto No. 1 w/Maryna Kysla on piano. Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C, "Great." 7pm preconcert talk; concert at 8pm. $25. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
    Dance Concert
    Choreography & performance by Bard students. 10/24 & 10/26 at 7:30pm; 10/25 at 2pm & 7:30pm. Free: reservations req'd. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
    Peter Pan
    Musical based on J.M. Barrie’s immortal tale w/music by Mark Charlap & Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sat and Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $26/$24/Sat mat $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, October 24
    Halloween Party
    For kids 12 & under. Come dressed as your favorite goblin. Games, goodies, stories, & more. 6–8pm. Free. Organized by Rhinecliff Ladies Auxiliary. From 6–8pm. For more info call Cynthia Baer at 876-5738.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Project 44
    All male dance group providing the artistic platform for choreographer Gierre Godley. Showcasing the beauty, versatility, and athleticism of male performers. $30/$10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Gray Green Canals
    Concrete Temple Theatre showcasing their multimedia theatrical event in progress about women and water. Free and open to public at 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Giant Book Sale
    Sponsored by Red Hook Rotary and the Red Hook Library from 10am–4pm. Phone: 845-758-1000. Email: redhookrotary@gmail.com. Url: http://redhookrotaryclub.org.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Southern BBQ Dinner
    Cooked by Four Hogs! Take out orders will also be made available. Adults $15/ $13; ages 6-12 $10. Five and under free. 5–7pm. Call for tickets and info. Phone: 845-758-6900. Email: redhookumc@hvc.rr.com. Url: http://redhookumc.org.

  • Saturday, October 25
    "FDR&NYC: Bold, Persistent Experimentation"
    Free public forum and musical performance begins at 2pm with a moderated discussion on the interaction between Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fiorello La Guardia, and Robert Moses—and their work in creating today's New York City. At 5pm: a special, hour-long musical performance by the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra performing the Gary S. Fagin original Robert Moses "Astride New York" and a selection of FDR's favorite songs. Registration required. Email: clifford.laube@nara.gov. Url: http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu.

  • Sunday, October 26
    "Despite Troubled Times" Concert
    Featuring works by great American composers. 3–5pm. Phone: 845-635-0877. Email: info@ndsorchestra.org. Url: http://ndsorchestra.org.

  • Sunday, October 26
    Guitar Goes to the Opera
    Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar concert: transcriptions of famous operatic works. $10. 3pm. Email: rnraustin@gmail.com. Url: http://MHCGS.blogspot.com.

  • Sunday, October 26
    Fab Fashion Fun-Raiser
    Haute Cature! Benefit for homeless cats. All outfits will be auctioned off AND also a brand new 60" SHARP TV. Doors open at 5, show at 6pm. Phone: 518-822-8643. Url: http://www.animalkind.info.

  • Monday, October 27
    Julia Elliott Reading
    Author of The Wilds. Reading followed by Q&A. 1:30pm. Url: http://bard.edu.

  • Thursday, October 30
    Halloween Party
    For the younger set. Free. 4–5pm. Phone: 845-876-2903. Email: mortonrhinecliff@gmail.com. Url: http://morton.rhineclifff.lib.ny.us.

  • Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2
    Peter Pan
    Musical based on J.M. Barrie’s immortal tale w/music by Mark Charlap & Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sat and Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $26/$24/Sat mat $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, October 31
    Rip Van Winkle Club Halloween Hike
    At Olana State Hist. site! Costumes are opt, but the more, the more fun for the whole group. 9am in parking lot behind house.; multiple trails, fantastic views, lunch on the back porch at noon. Phone: 518-248-2579. Url: http://newyorkheritage.com/rvw.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Red Hook Chocolate Festival
    First annual day-long festival featuring chocolate bomb skateboard race, demos and tastings, bake-off competitions, chocolate fountain, & more! Check website for times & locations. Phone: 845-758-0824. Email: info@redhookchamber.org. Url: http://redhookchamber.org.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Sun Ock Lee
    This master of Zen philosophy & mind/body dance technique returns to the Kaatsbaan stage. $30,/$10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Wilderstein Landscape Day
    Help clean up gardens & trails. Refreshments. 8:30am. Phone: 845-876-4818. Email: wilderstein@wilderstein.org. Url: http://wilderstein.org.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Custom Ornamental Gates * Railings * Fences * Fire Escapes * Commissioned Sculpture. Over 20 Years Experience.

845-724-3154

Thinking of a modular home? Let us handle the headaches from start to finish. Quality work.

Germantown
518-537-4521 or 518-965-1922

Family owned & operated serving the Hudson Valley since 1973. We provide quality service & installations to homeowners, contractors, architects & commercial businesses. Let the "only real door company in the valley" exceed your expectations. Full showroom & parts counter. Like us on Facebook!

40 Arlington Ave, Poughkeepsie
845-471-1130

Indulge yourself in massage and other bodywork treatments, in a unique environment on the Hudson River. More than 20 years' experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist and educator. Offering Swedish, Foot Reflexology, Hot Stone Therapy, Perinatal, Aromatherapy, Couples Massage, and Infant Massage. Available for individual and group instruction. Ask about our Bridal Packages. Gift Certificates Available. See Riverview Massage ad.)

Tivoli
845-757-4187

You’ll find a little bit of aloha at Hemingway B & B. Comfortable, peaceful and tropical ambiance greets you inside and on the lanai (porch). Johanna's fond memories of Hawaii are in evidence. Private entrance and bath; great breakfast Johanna Bard, Innkeeper.

12 Hemingway Lane, Milan
845-901-2445

Our company has ranked 8th in dollar sales for the last two years in a row out of 150 companies belonging to the Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service. Our offices, located in Millbrook and Rhinebeck, specialize in country and village properties in Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

51-3 East Market St, Rhinebeck
845-876-6676

Vicki L. Haak, CFP®, Financial Advisor, Personal financial planning, including planning for risk protection, taxes, retirement, estate preservation investments and asset allocation.

30 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-1157

Serving Dutchess and Columbia counties. Residential and commercial snow plowing, sanding, and snow removal. Seasonal clean-ups, gutter cleaning, tree trimming, lawn mowing. Free estimates, fully insured.

518-537-5526

Over 25 years working in collaboration with homeowners and professional designers to create a unique and special something for the home or office. Custom cabinetry and so much more!

845-399-5484

A wondrous world of discovery and imagination. Half day classes offered for two, three and four year olds.

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
845-758-0889

Lessons for adults & children. Professional musicians welcome. Piano for beginners through advanced. Jazz improvisation for students of all instruments & voice. Music reading, composition, theory & harmony. See also under "Wedding Services."

Tivoli
845-757-4187

The "go to guys" for all your landscaping, new lawn installation and maintenance, driveway repair, storm clean-up, interior and exterior home repair. Anthony Wallentine.

845-532-0122

An architectural firm founded in 1971 with offices in Dutchess County and New York City, providing contemporary, award-winning site-specific residential designs: new houses, additions, renovations and interiors. See our website and/or call for brochure.

116 West 72 St. 16th floor, New York

Poison Ivy Patrol is the only company that exclusively removes the notorious Poison Ivy; the one invasive weed that almost everyone is afraid of going near. After 5 years of serving Ulster we are expanding into Dutchess County.

845-204-8274

Old Farm Road R & R Psychiatry was founded by Dr. James Standefer to help those struggling with addiction to opiate pain-killers utilizing buprenorphine replacement therapy and a personalized treatment plan for a meaningful, productive way of life.

5 Old Farm Rd Suite C2, Red Hook
845-443-3699

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